WEEK 3 QUIZ 1

QUESTION 1

  1. Dewayne sold a space heater to Vivian, telling her it would heat a 200-square-foot area, even though he knew it would effectively heat only about one-third of that space. Dewayne is liable for the intentional tort of fraud.

     

     

3.5 points   

QUESTION 2

  1. Tipton Company makes a deal with Patton Company to purchase 100 canvas tarps. Patton’s competitor, QC Industries, tells Tipton Company executives that Patton’s goods are shoddy and Tipton cancels the contract with Patton. What will likely occur?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 3

  1. In order for a plaintiff to win a case involving intentional infliction of emotional distress, she must prove the defendant acted in an extreme and outrageous manner.

     

     

3.5 points   

QUESTION 4

  1. Which of the following is the general goal of compensatory damages?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 5

  1. Edith becomes ill at work, but her boss insists that she finish mopping the shop floor and cleaning the cabinets before she is allowed to leave. He physically prevents her from leaving the premises by watching over her until her work is finished. What tort has occurred?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 6

  1. Jim told his manager, Lana, that a coworker, Diane, had been in prison for theft. Lana checked into the matter, and when she learned that Diane had served time in prison for theft, she fired her.
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 7

  1. The idea behind punitive damages is that
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 8

  1. In awarding punitive damages, a court considers all of the following EXCEPT
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 9

  1. Adam decided to play a practical joke on Linda, a coworker. As Linda was leaving the office one night, Adam, wearing a mask, stepped out from behind some bushes. He pointed a handgun made out of licorice at her and demanded her purse. He then pushed the candy gun to her head and told her if she told anybody he’d kill her. Linda was very scared during the whole incident. She did not think it was funny when Adam pulled the mask off and took a bite out of the gun as he gave her the purse back. Which statement is correct?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

3.5 points   

QUESTION 10

  1. The ruling in the landmark case of New York Times v. Sullivan was that a public official can win a defamation case
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.

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